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Tobacco in Australia 

A comprehensive review of the major issues in smoking and health in Australia, compiled by the Cancer Council Victoria. Production of editions 2 to 4 of this publication was funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care. Ongoing updating is also being funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care, with contributions from Cancer Councils in all states and territories, Quit, NSW Health, ACT Health, ACOSH, and the Heart Foundation. 

This work has been produced with the objective of bringing about a reduction in death and disease caused by tobacco use. Much of it has been derived from other published sources and these should be quoted where appropriate. The text may be freely reproduced and figures and graphs (except where reproduced from other sources) may be used, giving appropriate acknowledgement to Cancer Council Victoria.

Editors and authors of this work have tried to ensure that the text is free from errors or inconsistencies. However in a resource of this size it is probable that some irregularities remain. Please notify Cancer Council Victoria if you become aware of matters in the text that require correction.

Suggested citation

Greenhalgh, EM, Scollo, MM and Winstanley, MH. Tobacco in Australia: Facts and issues. Melbourne: Cancer Council Victoria; 2023. Available from www.TobaccoInAustralia.org.au


<Author(s) of relevant chapter section>, <Name of chapter section> in Greenhalgh, EM, Scollo, MM and Winstanley, MH [editors]. Tobacco in Australia: Facts and issues. Melbourne: Cancer Council Victoria; <Date last updated>. Available from <url of relevant chapter or section>

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  • Section 10A.7 Mechanisms of influence—political lobbying, updated March 2023
  • Section 9.7 Explanations of socio-economic disparities in smoking, updated March 2023
  • Section 7.21 Lung cancer screening and biomedical risk assessments, updated March 2023
  • Section 7.16 Pharmacotherapies for smoking cessation, updated March 2023
  • Section 2.5 Industry sales figures as estimates for consumption, updated March 2023
  • Chapter 19: FCTC, updated March 2023
  • Tobacco in Australia: Facts & Issues EndNote library of chapters and sections citations, updated February 2023
  • Chapter 18: E-cigarettes and other alternative nicotine products, updated February 2023
    • 18.1 The e-cigarette market
    • 18.4.3 Environmental impact
    • 18.6 The health effects of e-cigarette use
      • 18.6.1 Health effects of e-cigarette use during pregnancy
      • 18.6.5 E-cigarette use and the risk of non-infectious respiratory diseases
      • 18.6.6 E-cigarette use and the risk of infectious diseases
      • 18.6.7 E-cigarette use and oral health
      • 18.6.9 Exposure to secondhand e-cigarette emissions
    • 18.12 Public perceptions of the risks and benefits of e-cigarettes
  • Section 18A.5 Regulating sale and promotion of smokeless tobacco, updated February 2023
  • Section 3.5 Other cancers, updated February 2023
  • Section 7.18 Alternative therapies and emerging treatments, updated January 2023
  • Section 7.13 Cessation assistance: printed self-help materials, updated January 2023
  • Section 7.5 What we know about how smokers are persuaded to attempt to quit, updated January 2023
  • Section 7.11 Smoking cessation and pregnancy, updated January 2023
  • Section 10.7 Market share and brand share in Australia, updated December 2022
  • Section 5.28 Peer-based approaches, updated December 2022
  • Section 3.36, updated December 2022
  • Section 18B.3 Prevalence of e-cigarette use, updated November 2022
  • Section 9A.7 Military personnel and veterans, updated November 2022
  • Section 9.7 Explanations of socio-economic disparities in smoking, updated November 2022
  • Section 9.5 Smoking and intergenerational poverty, updated November 2022
  • Section 5.27 Family and home-based interventions to reduce smoking uptake, updated November 2022
  • Section 18.3 Prevalence of e-cigarette use, updated October 2022
  • Section 13.6 Revenue from tobacco taxes in Australia, updated October 2022
  • Section 18.14 E-cigarettes international regulatory overview, updated October 2022
  • Section 18.13 E-cigarettes legal status in Australia, updated October 2022
  • Section 11B Licensing of tobacco sellers, updated October 2022
  • Section 1.6 Prevalence of smoking—teenagers, updated October 2022
  • Section 7.6 How smokers go about quitting, updated October 2022
  • Section 5.25 Media campaigns and young people, updated October 2022
  • Section 13.6 Revenue from tobacco taxes in Australia, updated October 2022
  • Section 11A.9 Real-world research on the effects of plain packaging, updated October 2022
  • Section 13.2 Tobacco taxes in Australia, updated September 2022
  • Section 7.19 Interventions tailored for age and/or gender, updated September 2022
  • Section 7.10 Role of health professionals and social services, updated September 2022
  • Section 18.5 Chemicals in e-liquids and e-cigarette aerosols, published August 2022
  • Section 7.14 Cessation assistance: telephone- and internet-based interventions, updated August 2022
  • Section 9.4 The relationship between tobacco smoking and financial stress, updated August 2022
  • Section 10.18 The investment of public funds in tobacco - the case for divestment, updated August 2022
  • Section 7.7 Environmental and biopsychosocial factors that influence quitting, updated August 2022
  • Section 7.9 Increasing smoking cessation at the population level, updated August 2022
  • Chapter 12 Tobacco products, updated August 2022
  • Section 7.11 Smoking cessation and pregnancy, updated August 2022
  • Section 18.7 Effects of e-cigarette use on smoking, updated August 2022
  • Chapter 8 Tobacco use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, updated July 2022
  • Section 9.6 Tailored and targeted interventions for low socioeconomic groups, updated July 2022
  • InDepth 9A Addressing smoking in highly disadvantaged and other priority groups, added July 2022: 
  • Earlier updates